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Ariel’s Magical Vitalizing Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a great way to get a bunch of fruits and veggies into your belly in way less time than it would take you to sit down and munch ’em all. Smoothies are also amazing because you can easily throw in all kinds of add-in’s to greatly boost their nutritional value. Personally, I like to have a smoothie for breakfast every day. This is because I am the type of person that normally can’t “stomach” a lot of things in the morning. Smoothies have made it easy for me and my tummy to start the day with something that not only gives me long lasting energy but, establishes my healthy food choices for the day. When deciding on ingredients for my smoothie I always want it to taste good, be packed full of nutrients and be as low on any added sugar. Because of this, I refrain from adding unnecessary “taste only” ingredients and stick to only fruits & veggies. (Focusing more on the veggies than fruit.) For example: I’ve found that my smoothies …

Ariel’s Plant-Based Red Sauce Recipe

After making one-gazillion things that include a red sauce I have finally developed my own! It’s very simple but very delicious. I make a big batch of this sauce once every couple of weeks, jar it,  then pop it in the fridge to use whenever. I like to use it as a pizza sauce & pasta sauce. But, you can use it wherever red sauce is required! Ariel’s Plant-Based Red Sauce Makes one, 1 Quart Mason Jar Full 10 minute prep, 40 minutes (passive) cook time Ingredients: 3.5 cups water Roasted red bell pepper (optional) 5 medium tomatoes 2 cup diced red or yellow onion 16oz of tomato paste 4 cloves garlic (or more, garlic is the bomb!) 3 dates 1.5 tablespoon dried oregano 1.5 tablespoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Sea salt to taste 1 gallon covfefe (optional, but you’ll need a bigger jar.) Instructions: Optional Pre-Step 1.) Slice bell pepper in half from top to bottom. Remove stem & seeds. Place pepper, insides down, on a tin-foiled baking sheet. Bake at 425°F …

So, I started a blog…

As my first blog post I figured I would introduce myself a little. This way you might get a better idea of why I started a blog in the first place! (Also, this will probably end up as my about page. Just sayin’) A Little Backstory: For most of my life I’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, a lil’ bit-o-baggage around the middle… and then in my early twenty’s, after having my daughter, my body said “Hey, here is some severe cystic acne!” As the story goes, I tried everything to heal my ailments. Though, I did try several different medications for my anxiety issues, I just couldn’t ever get my head around taking pills for acne. There had to be another way! In 2007, I moved in with a plant-based, vegetarian girl who had glowing skin and lacked all body-fat. She said this was all due to “pure diet, dude”. So, since my lil’ bit-o-baggage around the middle was not so little anymore and my adult skin had decided to forsake me entirely …